The Abilene Reporter-News was founded in 1881, three months after Abilene was founded. “Distorter” is a common newspaper nicknamed for “Reporter,” and the paper has been nicknamed by some the Abilene Distorter-News (or Abilene Distorter).
Wikipedia: Abilene Reporter-News
Abilene Reporter-News is a daily newspaper based in Abilene, Texas, USA. It is owned by the newspaper group, The E.W. Scripps Company. The newspaper started publishing three months after Abilene was founded in 1881 making it the oldest continuous business in the city.
The newspaper, owned in the early 1920s by Ed Hanks, in 1924 became one of the two original flagships of the Harte-Hanks newspaper chain. Scripps began operating the newspaper in 1997 after purchasing it from Harte-Hanks.
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Posted by Dave Einsel 10/30/2003 1:08:25 PM
Abilene Distorter (Reporter) - News
Lawn Care & Landscaping Business Forum
08-07-2004, 10:04 PM
Flournoylawns also from abilene try an ad in the yellow section of the abilene distorter news it gave me the first 20-30 customers and then I was able to vet them from there and get the better word of mouths.
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Nov 12 2004, 01:22 AM
Nope that is where it is at. I of course used the Abilene Distorter news as a sourse and as usual they were wrong.
@ 2006-07-14 07:54:00
Strange things afoot in the daily paper...
I was reading our Abilene Distorter News from a couple days ago when I found the following in the comics:...
KibbelzNBits by DEB
Friday, 2 February 2007
RITMO and the BEATITUDES
So, to that effect, I try to gauge the mood and progress of American affairs through reading newspapers with columnists and journalists I find thought-provoking and globally savvy (i.e., The Washington Post), as well as finding out what goes on locally in the hometown where my folks live and hold our history (i.e., The Abilene Reporter News, also dubbed by locals as The Abilene Distorter News).
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:04 am
Post subject: Abilene “Distorter” News Goof
For the second time, I have had an online memorial fail to be put up on the Distorter News’ obituary web site.
ZX-14 and ZZR-1400
Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:24 am
Post subject: New Way to Spin M/C-Cager Interaction!! You won’t believe..
Hi everyone. Here’s how our local paper--the Abilene Distorter (uh, Reporter) News--wrote up the death of a motorclist yesterday.
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